The HI-Tower under Construction
Constructed between 1963 and 1965, the HI-Tower was named after founder H.I. Gelvin, who was instrumental in its creation. It cost $55,000 to build and was financed through public donations. The tower stands 100 feet high. Thirty-five feet of that are comprised of a steeple-type, shingle roof. The roof weights eight tons, and during construction, was hoisted up by a crane, using special equipment from Chicago.